The Fathers Special Interest Group advocates for the inclusion of fathers when studying and treating perinatal mental illness.
The Fathers SIG hosted a roundtable at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting 2020 to provide education about research, clinical practice, and policies on fathers during the perinatal period. During the roundtable, we opened membership to all Marcé members who were interested in or currently incorporating fathers into their work. Currently, we have over 50 members worldwide and growing.
Our review paper on the importance of fathers during the perinatal period has been accepted, and will be published by the Archives of Women’s Mental Health in the 40th anniversary special issue.
We are currently working on developing a communication plan to be able to distribute information and create dialogue amongst the SIG. We want to create an international community and ensure the members stay informed about cutting-edge research and clinical practices.
We are encouraging any Marcé members who are clinicians or researchers interested in fathers to join our SIG by contacting our Executive Office.
~ Sheehan Fisher, Chair, Fathers SIG